Buying an industrial centrifuge in Minnesota can seem intimidating. That's because there are many sizes, features, and specialty functions to consider. You need to first understand what your needs are in order to get the best type of centrifuge for your budget.

All centrifuges operate in the same basic way. An object is placed in rotation around a fixed axis at high speeds. The purpose is to use gravity to separate one substance into smaller base substances. The type of industrial centrifuge you decide on depends entirely on what you need to separate.

With that in mind, here are three guiding factors to consider to help you narrow the field and hone in on the centrifuge best suited to your needs.

Guide #1 - Size

What sort of volume do you need to process? You need to answer that question first. Obviously, larger size models are best if you have industrial scale materials to develop. On the other hand, if your needs are small, such as medical testing, then a tabletop model will do just fine.

Guide #2 - Variable or One Speed

Higher priced industrial centrifuges offer variable speeds that you can program. This is a big benefit if the materials you are working with require variation in the rotational speeds. However, single-speed modes are great if all you need is constant centrifugation.

Rule #3 - Rotational Speed/Force Rating

Speed matters. If the material you are processing requires speeds faster than what your economical centrifuge can muster, then you are wasting your time. This is not an area where you want to "cut costs." Also, be aware that higher speed centrifuges often require special materials that can hold up to the intense rotations.

In conclusion, purchasing the right industrial centrifuge starts with a thorough understanding of what your needs are. Industrial centrifuges come in a variety of shapes, sizes, speeds, and special functions. 

Fortunately, you don't have to figure all of this out on your own. Industrial Surplus, INC. provides knowledgeable and courteous representatives to help you fully understand which centrifuge options fit you best. Currently, they have a large selection of value-priced centrifuges available for sale in Minnesota.

To find out which model is most suitable for you, contact Industrial Surplus at (713) 644-4011 or visit us at